TABLE 1

Maternal Demographics, Clinical Characteristics, and Prenatal Medical Management

CharacteristicsICC (n = 36)DCC (n = 36)
Mother’s age, mean ± SD, y26.8 ± 6.527.1 ± 6.7
Primiparas, n (%)25 (69)23 (64)
Race, n (%)
    Black4 (11)5 (14)
    White20 (56)18 (50)
    Hispanic11 (30)11 (31)
    Other1 (3)2 (6)
Public insurance, n (%)17 (47)15 (42)
Received antenatal steroids, n (%)36 (100)36 (100)
Received antenatal MgSO4 in 24 h before birth, n (%)21 (58)14 (39)
Premature rupture of membranes, mean ± SD, h40 ± 4441 ± 47
Cesarean section, n (%)14 (39)15 (43)
Reasons for preterm birth, n (%)a
    Premature rupture of membranes19 (53)18 (50)
    Preterm labor19 (53)16 (44)
    Presumed chorioamnionitis10 (28)11 (31)
    Incompetent cervix5 (14)7 (19)
    Pregnancy-induced hypertension5 (14)5 (14)
  • None of the differences are statistically significant.

  • a Some mothers had >1 condition.